Bottom Shelf: This pen has been gently used, but is otherwise in great shape. While every effort to clean these pens is made, as they are not brand new, you might see residual ink or water. All Bottom Shelf sales are final.
This oversized Sailor 1911 King of Pens fountain pen features a sunflower yellow urushi lacquered ebonite cap, barrel and grip section. It comes equipped with Sailor's legendary bi-color 21k gold nib in the massive King of Pens size.
The King of Pen Color Urushi Ebonite fountain pen collection comes in 12 glossy urushi-coated ebonite colors and is available exclusively through authorized Sailor Bespoke dealers.
Urushi lacquer is made of sap from trees grown only in East Asian countries that take 15 years to reach maturity. After years of patience and care, the sap is then harvested and mixed into lacquer, hand applied to the ebonite pen surface, and kept in high humidity until it sets into a lustrous finish that is waterproof and extraordinarily durable.
Each of these Sailor pens has had Urushi applied in up to 12 separate coatings that requires proper drying and hardening time between each application. The total process can take up to two months!
This fountain pen comes with a Sailor proprietary converter, a proprietary Sailor ink cartridge, a bottle of Sailor ink, and a cleaning cloth.
Click here to shop all compatible Sailor ink cartridges.
- Bottom Shelf
Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.
- Body Material
- Urushi lacquer over ebonite
- Cap Rotations
For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.
- Cap Type
How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).
- Compatible inks & refills
Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.
- Bottled inks, Proprietary Sailor ink cartridges
- Filling Mechanism
How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.
- Cartridge, Converter
- Grip Material
- Nib Size
- Nib Color
- Nib Material
- 21k Gold
Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.
Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).
- Diameter - Body
- 15.4mm (0.61in)
- Diameter - Cap (without clip)
- 17.6mm (0.69in)
- Diameter - Cap (with clip)
- 20.4mm (0.80in)
- Diameter - Grip (mm)
Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.
- Length - Body
The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.
- 131.2mm (5.17in)
- Length - Cap
- 73.2mm (2.88in)
- Length - Nib
The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.
- 25.5mm (1.00in)
- Length - Overall (Closed)
- 153.8mm (6.06in)
- Length - Overall (Posted)
When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.
- 168.4mm (6.63in)
- Weight - Body
If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.
- 23g (0.81oz)
- Weight - Cap
- 12g (0.42oz)
- Weight - Overall (g)
- Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge
The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a cartridge.
- Max Ink Capacity - Converter
The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a converter.
Reviews & Questions
What does the Bottom Shelf mean?
The Bottom Shelf is for an item that cannot be sold as brand new. There will be detailed in each product description, but generally it means a product has been pre-owned and used in some fashion, or show slight signs of use or visual imperfections, including but not limited to scratches, dents, or dings. All items on the Bottom shelf will function as new.
Bottom Shelf items are not eligible for returns.
What if I have a problem with my Bottom Shelf item?
Since we have tested every used item before putting listing it online, Bottom Shelf items are not eligible for return. However, our Customer Care team will be happy to help you troubleshoot if needed.
Can I see what my actual item looks like before I purchase it?
We do not rephotograph items when listing them on the Bottom Shelf, but the product description should describe what, if any, differences you should expect from what is pictured.